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Press Release - The Medical Nutrition International Industry welcomes Fonterra as new member

The Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) announced that Fonterra has become a new member company of the organisation. Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited is a New Zealand multinational dairy co-operative owned by around 10,000 New Zealand farmers. The company is responsible for approximately 30% of the world's dairy exports.

Today, the Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) announced that Fonterra has become a new member company of the organisation. Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited is a New Zealand multinational dairy co-operative owned by around 10,000 New Zealand farmers. The company is responsible for approximately 30% of the world's dairy exports.

Manuela Schaflechner, MNI President, welcomed Fonterra and stressed that “Fonterra’s decision to join the MNI strengthens our efforts to achieve better care through better nutrition. As a key provider of dairy ingredients and formulation expertise for nutritional solutions, Fonterra will greatly contribute to MNI’s mission to provide quality nutritional interventions and services to best serve the interests of patients, healthcare professionals and healthcare providers.”

Kelvin Wickham, Fonterra’s AMENA CEO said “Fonterra is delighted to be joining MNI. We look forward to collaborating with other industry members to advance nutritional support, and improve health outcomes for patients globally.”

MNI represents companies providing solutions for nutritional therapy: Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS), Enteral Tube Feeding (enteral nutrition via the gastrointestinal tract), and Parenteral Nutrition (intravenous feeding) - as well as other actors operating in the medical nutrition market, such as ingredients and medical devices for nutritional care.

Fonterra leverages it’s deep dairy expertise to provide an extensive range of quality dairy ingredients, as well as formulation and manufacturing know-how, that can enable innovative nutritional solutions. With a passionate team dedicated to advancing health outcomes through nutrition, Fonterra is at the forefront of technological innovations that can break-through the barriers that may have historically restricted improved nutritional solutions for patients. As a result, Fonterra is well placed to collaborate with other MNI members in the collective effort to improve care through nutrition. Additionally, with a global reach extending to over 130 countries, Fonterra can support to improve access to nutritional care through a range of healthcare settings.

About MNI
MNI - The Medical Nutrition International Industry is the voice of the medical nutrition industry at international level. MNI gathers companies that offer specialised nutritional solutions and services designed to meet the diverse nutritional needs of patients. We strive to put nutrition at the heart of patient care and we aim at an environment that provides fair access to nutritional care throughout the world. MNI is dedicated to advancing better care through better nutrition, across all ages and healthcare settings. www.medicalnutritionindustry.com

For further information about MNI, please contact:
secretariat(at)medicalnutritionindustry.com

About Fonterra
Fonterra is a global dairy nutrition company owned by 10,000 farmers and their families. We’ve built our expertise on the legacy of the thousands of farmers who’ve made New Zealand a world leader in dairy. With a can-do attitude and a collaborative spirit, we’re a world leading dairy exporter. Our 22,000 people share the goodness of dairy nutrition with the world through our innovative consumer, foodservice and ingredient solutions brands, and our farming and processing operations across four continents

For further information about Fonterra, please contact:
Ann Hayes at Ann.Hayes(at)fonterra.com

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